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Lekala 5264 skirt

Sewing this skirt has convinced me that Lekala truly are the answer to the straight woven skirt.  As far as my body is concerned, anyway.  This is Lekala 5264, also known as the “Two-Seam Skirt”.

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

Okay, as part of an outfit photo you really can’t see why this is so great. So here are some more photos.

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

Firstly, the fabric. This is a vintage wool that was a gift, and I had JUST enough to cut the front and back with checks matching. But as you can see, there wasn’t enough to make the waistband match as well, unfortunately. But since it will never be seen again outside of this blog post, it doesn’t matter all that much. It was lovely fabric to work with – ah wool, such a dream. And that lovely wool smell when you steam it!

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

This is a super simple skirt, with a front piece that has darts for shaping, a back piece also with darts for shaping, and a waistband. There is a zip set into the side seam. That’s it. I chose to do a lapped zipper, and sewed it by machine. I also decided to line the skirt.

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

The back darts were much deeper than the front ones, as appropriate for my shape. The waistband could have been a fraction longer, to give a bit more overlap to do it up at the side. I also added lace to the skirt hem before hand-sewing it to secure it. Mum always used to do that to her skirts, all of which had hand-sewn hems. I think of her whenever I catch a glimpse inside this skirt.

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

This is a free Lekala pattern. Enter your measurements – and be accurate when taking them – and the pattern is emailed to you in whichever sized pdf format you specify. I love the pot gut feature – actually known as full hip or belly protuberance. It gives me that extra room that I need in the front of my skirts. Lekala, you win again.

Lekala 5264 two-seam skirt in vintage wool check

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10 thoughts on “Lekala 5264 skirt

  1. I think I need to test a lekala pattern. Basically you got a skirt block ready made for you by only entering your measurements – no calculation needed! How simple can it be? The skirt looks great, love the plaid. And yes, that smell when you steam wool is the best!

  2. Yay, another successful free Lekala skirt pattern! 5088 is also good, it’s a three-seam skirt (ie, same as this one but with a center back seam). You did a fabulous job, the skirt fits great and looks great. And the hem — such a sweet detail! Going to have to study that photo more closely to see what you did. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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